News

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 27

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 27

THIS DAY IN 2003: Fred Rogers, better known as children's entertainer Mr. Rogers, died of stomach cancer in Pittsburgh. He was 74. Photo: Associated Press

1967: Pink Floyd recorded its first single, “Arnold Layne.”

1980: “What A Fool Believes” by the Doobie Brothers won the Record and Song of the Year Grammy Awards. The Album of the Year was “52nd Street” by Billy Joel.

2003: Fred Rogers, better known as children’s entertainer Mr. Rogers, died of stomach cancer in Pittsburgh. He was 74.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Joanne Woodward is 85. Opera singer Mirella Freni is 80. Actress Barbara Babcock is 78. Actor Howard Hesseman is 75. Actress Debra Monk is 66. Singer-musician Neal Schon (Journey) is 61. Musician Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) is 58. Actor Timothy Spall is 58. Musician Paul Humphreys (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) is 55. Country singer Johnny Van Zant (Van Zant) is 55. Musician Leon Mobley (Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals) is 54. Actor Adam Baldwin is 53. Actor Grant Show is 53. Musician Mike Cross (Sponge) is 50. Actor Noah Emmerich is 50. Actor Donal Logue (DOH’-nuhl LOHG) is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chilli (TLC) is 44. Musician Jeremy Dean (Nine Days) is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Roderick Clark is 42. Country-rock musician Shonna Tucker (Drive-By Truckers) is 37. Actor Brandon Beemer is 35. Musician Cyrus Bolooki (New Found Glory) is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bobby Valentino is 35. Singer Josh Groban is 34. Musician Jared Champion (Cage the Elephant) is 32. Actress Kate Mara is 32.

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 9

simpsons

A look back at some of Hollywood's biggest headlines.

14 hours ago in Entertainment

Hugh Jackman had skin cancer – again

hughjackman

The "X-Men" star is recovering after his fifth skin cancer surgery in two years.

17 hours ago in Music

LISTEN: Nelly covers Thomas Rhett’s ‘Die a Happy Man’

18-overlay-4

The hit song gets a pop twist from the "Hot in Herre" hitmaker.

18 hours ago in Music

Blake Shelton teams up with Oak Ridge Boys for next album

blakeshelton

The "Gonna" hitmaker hasn't announced a title or release date - but he's got quite a backing band.

18 hours ago in Viral Videos

Elton John carpool karaoke

19-overlay

James Corden asks Elton John to help him navigate Los Angeles on a rainy day.